this is kind of easy. are there not people who are capiltalizing on climate change and pocketing large sums of money and have no real motive to find any solutions? if you don't think so please kindly stop operating heavy machinery.
sure there likely are, but they are very likely in the minority compared to people doing actual research. it is hard to know what exactly is meant by a statement like this because it does nothing but discredit large groups of people without any targetting at all. you clearly seem to distrust scientists, but I don't exactly think it is clear why or in what way given that the rest of your posts imply you actually do think anthropogenic climate change is real and could be a major problem. I kind of think you just argue to argue sometimes, which I think a lot of us are guilty of.
i take issue with statements like yours, because of people like twylyght who say what we really need is to have unbias people looking into this not influenced by government grant money... yeah, okay. even putting aside the fact statements like that imply that literally hundreds of thousands of scientists are all bias, you can't do research for free. so who exactly will fund the research? do you think that a private corporation, maybe an oil company, is less or more likely to inspire bias in research?
I have no doubt there are people trying to exploit the situation to make money. That's the nature of the economy and society we live in. However, to simply throw up our arms and say, "We just don't have the data, we don't know anything, and nobody is actually looking at this objectively" is just not wise (and not something it appears you are doing, Pstall). Research is continuing, and will continue, but that doesn't mean that we can't look at what we know and see if there are some good solutions to tackle the problem.
re: hypothesis testing, that most certainly goes on in climate science. not sure where the idea that it didn't comes from. we might not be able to test every hypothesis in the most straight forward manner, because of dealing with a climate, but still. testing is going on.